Construction companies interested in the job of upgrading the Pacific Highway between Pimlico and Teven have until 29 May to submit their best bids under the tender process being managed by the NSW Government.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese said the project will involve erecting a new bridge over Duck and Emigrant creeks and upgrading the intersection between the Pacific and Bruxner Highways
“In addition, the successful contractor will also be required to duplicate a two kilometre section of the Pacific Highway as well as some 1.3 kilometre stretch of the Bruxner Highway,” said Mr Albanese
“The progress being made on this project adds to extensive work that’s already underway on what is the most complex and expensive road project ever undertaken in Australia, one to which this Federal Labor Government has already committed $7.9 billion in funding.”
The contract for the project is expected to be awarded in the second half of this year.
NSW Roads and Ports Minister Duncan Gay said the upgrade of the Highway between Pimlico and Teven, just south of the Ballina Bypass, is being delivered in two stages.
“The first stage is already underway and involves soft soil work, which is being carried out by the Ballina Bypass Alliance along a 350 metre section south from the Pimlico Road intersection,” said Mr Gay.
“The tender process currently underway is for the second stage, with this work expected to kick off in early 2014.”
For more information about the Pimlico to Teven Upgrade, go to the RMS website or phone 1800 053 092.